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so i got proftp installed on my slack server as a standalone
i have a user on my system called users and passwords is users
now i can connect to my servers ftp
but i can't log in
ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation"
# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd)
# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
# This next option is required for NIS or NIS+ to work properly:
# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
# A basic anonymous FTP server configuration.
# To enable this, remove the user ftp from /etc/ftpusers.
# We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
UserAlias anonymous ftp
# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
# We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
# An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
# or creating directories.
# <Directory /home/users>
# <Limit READ>
# <Limit STOR>
# ftpusers This file describes the names of the users that may
# _*NOT*_ log into the system via the FTP server.
# This usually includes "root", "uucp", "news" and the
# like, because those users have too much power to be
# allowed to do "just" FTP...
# Version: @(#)/etc/ftpusers 3.00 02/25/2001 volkerdi
# Original Author: Fred N. van Kempen, <email@example.com>
# The entire line gets matched, so no comments or extra characters on
# lines containing a username.
# To enable anonymous FTP, remove the "ftp" user:
# End of ftpusers.
i put users in that file thinking that might help
what am i doing wrong
question # 2 when users log in will they start in the dir /home/users
question # 3
how do i enable fxp transfers (site to mysite from someone else)
1. "users' is a group, not a user id. It's probably not a problem to have a user called 'users', but it is a bit weird and confusing to linux veterans.
2. That second file you list is used to identify users who CAN'T log in, not users who CAN log in. Since 'root' is in there, 'root' can't log in as an ftp user. A regular user named (for example) 'citrus' would be able to log in.
3. On most ftp servers, when a real user logs in they end up in their home directory (e.g. /home/citrus, or something like that.)